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A Little of this Honey

But I feel compelled to dust it off anyway, together with a few other adjectives from the forbidden list. To ask silde readers questions about Oscar Wildeplease sign up.

Retrieved from " https: Ellmann repeatedly refers to Wilde as a kind and considerate man and in many respects this is oacar. People who bought this also bought. Oct 13, Nathan "N. Your hyacinth, Oscar, will break the vase, break every part of the vase, out of beauty.

Oscar Wilde: Richard Ellmann: Books

I know things now about the late nineteenth century that I wish I didn't. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Winner of both the Ellnann Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Synopsis In this long-awaited bioraphy, Wilde the legendary Victorian - brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions - is brought to life.


Ellmann's definitive critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. Byron's Women Alexander Larman. Shallow, egocentric, destructive, thoughtless, careless, irresponsible to name only a few - maybe some of these things were a part of the carefully constructed persona, maybe Wilde was the first genuine performance artist.

Great biography, but I had to make an effort to keep going. My view of Wilde as a youth was one of pop idolism. Massie William S.

Oscar Wilde

Showing of 24 reviews. Looking for beautiful books? He wanted to learn Italian, so after prison the words would not appear misplaced.

Mar 18, Rhonda is currently reading it. It perhaps surprised him as much as anyone else that the play of his life that he originally conceived as a comedy was quickly transformed in its final act into tragedy.

Life and Fate Vasily Grossman. I probably learned what I knew about him Lately it seems I'm never happy with the length and level of detail of biographies.

His perfect biographer might be rendered incapable of writing the book by the very qualities that made him a suitable choice. Ellmann's James Joycefor which he won the National Book Award inis considered one of the most acclaimed literary biographies of the 20th century and the revised edition of the work was similarly recognised with the award of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

I picked this up thinking it was going to be filled with super tawdry details of Wilde's life, but mostly it was literary criticism paralleled by events that occurred during the writing of each of his works.

Wilde lived by his principles, and although he could've avoided the lawsuit which was his ruin, he didn't. Has given me such a deeper and fiercer appreciation of Oscar, his work, his philosophy, his relationships, and all the infuriating injustices he endured. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is nothing Ellmann or anybody else can do except report such talk as has survived — mostly epigrams and paradoxes, now for the most oscarr too well known, too machine-made, and too often imitated, to induce hysteria.

That girl was Natalie Barney, the great 20th century lesbian seducer, who was to make her life in Paris and write volumes of epigrams that stand up to many of Wilde's wittiest and most biting.

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Isaiah Berlin Michael Ignatieff. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want elkmann read. Instead of checking the news, I just went to read every.

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